Outside briefs, March 19, 2017
COPMOBA sets bike trail talk for April 6 in Montrose
The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) will host an open house in Montrose to discuss a proposed multi-use, non-motorized trail system to be located west of Montrose.
The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 6 in the Centennial Meeting Room adjacent to City Hall, 433 South First Street.
The Uncompahgre Singletrack Plan is a conceptual trail plan for approximately 27 miles of new singletrack located in the Bureau of Land Management Dry Creek Travel Management Planning area.
The area of development will expand on trails in the Buzzard Gulch, Spring Creek and Linscott Canyon areas.
COPMOBA received a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Non-Motorized Trail Planning Grant for development of the Uncompahgre Singletrack Plan.
The BLM will complete the necessary environmental assessment, including all necessary public scoping, and biological and cultural surveys. This open house is to gather feedback from the public and identify issues, concerns, or alternatives that should be addressed in the proposal.
Further information about the project, including the conceptual Uncompahgre Singletrack Plan, maps, and comment forms, are available online at http://www.copmoba.org/uncompahgre-chapter- 2017- cpw-planning-grant-info.
Written comments are due by May 8, 2017. Comments by mail can be sent to Project Manager, Sparrow Trails, Attn: Amy Sharp, P.O. Box 5027, Alamogordo, NM 88311, or electronically to sparrowtrails@ gmail.com.
Highline Lake dam to undergo repairs
Work crews will be at Highline Lake State Park conducting routine maintenance of the reservoir’s dam next week.
Engineers will conduct maintenance, inspections and replacement of monitoring equipment. Work begins Monday with the hope that crews will finish by Friday.
Park visitors are advised to observe any warning signs and keep clear of construction areas, including a drilling platform and heavy equipment.
Park Manager Alan Martinez says other than construction equipment and work crews, the park will continue with normal operations with usual access to the reservoir, trails, day-use areas and campgrounds.
Information: Highline Lake State Park, 970-858-7208, or http://www.cpw.state.co.us.
Annual fishing licenses available
Colorado fishing licenses for 2017 are now available through Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Annual licenses are good from April 1 through March 30, 2018.
CPW provides a range of options for anglers from the annual fishing license to the one-day fishing license as well as educational opportunities for those new to angling.
Licenses can be purchased online at CPW’s secure license application portal or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.
For individuals aged 18 through 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year. State fishing regulations can be found at http://www.cpw.state.co.us.
Turkey hunting clinic is March 28
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a one-night only ‘Turkey Hunting 101’ clinic at 6 p.m. on March 28 at CPW’s Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.
Novices can learn tips and techniques from three experienced CPW Hunter Outreach Volunteers — Russ Means, Dan Uhrich, and Jason Eckman.
There is no fee for the class and pre-registration is required.